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In Star Wars lore, who made the first light saber and how was it developed?

Extended universe books allude to a Jedi having to "forge" their own light saber as part of their trials. It seems to be both a rite of passage, and a somewhat holy experience. The connection isn't ...
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How does AT-AT deploy troops?

In Star Wars franchise, AT-AT walker is described as "All-Terrain Armored Transport". Its primary function is to carry and deploy troops. But how exactly does it deploy troops? Do they jump out using ...
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Is there any evidence in Canon for how long specific hyperspace trips actually take in the Star Wars galaxy?

I've read about hyperspace travel over the years, sometimes to try and answer questions on here, and something I've always come up against is how long any particular hyperspace trip actually takes. I ...
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How much time passes between each of the Star Wars movies?

Am trying to find a definitive official timeline of the star wars universe. Taking phantom menace as a starting point I want to know how much in universe time passes between each movie.
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Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

From the list on Wookipedia, droids in the Star Wars universe categorized by function include Assassin droids, Interrogation droids, Astromech droids, battle droids, medical droids etc. (the list goes ...
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What benefit does the opening and closing of “wings” have for Star Wars fighters? [duplicate]

The X-Wing opens its wings when in combat mode, but what purpose do the two modes have? Usually a fighter will become sleeker for higher speed, and then open itself up to allow better manoeuvring; but ...
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What is the maxium number of S-foils a spacecraft has had?

The X-wing fighter is one of the most iconic spacecraft from Star Wars, mainly thanks to its unique appearance, including it's 4 moving wings (S-foils.) What is the maximum number of moving wings (s-...
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Why do spaceships in Star Wars have wings? [duplicate]

Many of the spaceships in Star Wars, e.g. X-wings, have wings as part of their design. If there's no air resistance in space, why would wings be at all beneficial? Wouldn't it be better to have a ...
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Can the Empires Capital ships destroy stars? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is any explanation as to where the names Star Destroyer and Super Star Destroyer come from? Are these capital ships capable of blowing up a Star? Is it explained anywhere why ...
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Why did the Jedi Order’s ability to use the Force diminish in the prequels?

In Attack of the Clones, after they learn from Obi-Wan about the secret clone army created under the Kaminoans, Mace Windu tells Yoda that it might be time for them to admit to everyone that their ...
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Were high quality reproductions of the Star Wars matte paintings ever produced?

For everyone who does not know yet: The settings in the original Star Wars movies were created with amazing matte paintings. You can see some of them here. Aside from the stunning technical aspects ...
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Is there any spacecraft in Star Wars that doesn't have artificial gravity?

I have never seen any scene in zero gravity or micro-gravity which makes me curious. Does every spacecraft, pod, fighter, and shuttle in the universe get artificial gravity by design? I am looking ...
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What did George Lucas sue Battlestar Galactica for?

I can't think of anything similar in the franchises beyond "bad guys wear black." There was no supernatural power (that I recall), no elite superheroes. Heck, there was no hyperdrive! Does anyone ...
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Are the Chiss navigators a Dune reference?

In the Thrawn series, we learn that in order to navigate the hazards of the Unknown Regions, Chiss ships use special navigators that are Force Sensitive. This sounds very similar to another sci-fi ...
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Who runs the casinos of Canto Bight?

Canto Bight is a casino city that Finn and Rose visited in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. It's basically the Monte Carlo of the Star Wars universe. Who runs the casinos, and receives the ...
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What is this huge bat-winged creature?

While watching a trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I saw this interesting creature that I do not recognise: What is it?
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Is this the Ninth sister in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

While watching a recently released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, I thought I saw an Imperial (with a lightsaber) with striking likeness to the Ninth Sister: Is this the Ninth Sister, or ...
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What elements of Star Wars were derived from Flash Gordon?

George Lucas's famous opening crawl used in most of his Star Wars films came directly from Universal's film adaptation of the Buck Rogers comic strips, which were also used in Flash Gordon. --EDIT--...
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How many characters has Warwick Davis played in Star Wars?

Warwick Davis is renowned as an actor that has appeared in a number of Star Wars media. He has appeared in multiple roles throughout the years including: A Ewok in ROTJ A side character in The ...
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What was Han searching through when he found where Lando was?

In The Empire Strikes Back we have this exchange between Han and Leia HAN: Then we've got to find a safe port somewhere around here. Got any ideas? LEIA: No. Where are we? HAN: The Anoat ...
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Are there paramedics in Star Wars?

As a related question to my question about ambulances in the Star Wars universe (which exist), there was this quote: ...A human in a gleaming white uniform leapt out, a white-and-silver GH-8 ...
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Which capital ships came to the Battle of Scarif?

While re-reading my first post on this stackexchange, I noticed this mentioned in a quote from the accepted answer: Less than ten minutes later, sirens were announcing the departure of Red, Blue, ...
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What made the water of the Jedi Temple pool ripple?

In The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker went to the ledge, outside of the First Jedi Temple, laid his hands on a large stone, and started meditating. Soon, the water in the pool inside, with the mosaic of ...
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Why was hyperspace collision not weaponized before the events of The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

Considering the damage that the rebel Star Cruiser dealt to Snoke's ship when jumping to hyperspace, why is this seemingly the first and only time we've seen this? Why are there not say missiles with ...
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Does C-3PO have color vision?

A quote from (though almost certainly not Legends-canon) Star Wars Adventures in Colors and Shapes suggests that he cannot: C-3PO: "Excuse me, Central Computer, but could you tell me if this ...
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In ESB, did Vader sense Leia instead of Luke when he was chasing the Falcon? [duplicate]

In ESB, at the end of Hoth's attack, Vader saw the Falcon take off. He's looking for Luke Skywalker. For him, Luke is on the ship, according to this: "Our pursuit ships have sighted the Millennium ...
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Why weren't the Death Star plans transmitted electronically?

So in the opening scene of Star War Episode IV, Darth Vader and crew are closing in on Princess Leia's ship and she puts the Death Star plans on R2-D2 and jettisons him down to Tatooine. This seems ...
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Do the Star Wars Marvel Comics have their own universe designation?

I know there are different universe designations for different storylines, such as the MCU cinematic universe, versus the "main" Marvel Universe or the Ultimates comic universe. Since Marvel has ...
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What happened to ‘old’ lightsabers pre Empire?

In TPM we see Obi-Wan use Qui-Gon's lightsaber to defeat Dart Maul. In AOTC Anakan and Obi-Wan are thrown a couple as they have had their own taken away or destroyed, and in ANH and TESB Luke uses the ...
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Are some lightsabers “stronger”?

Kylo Ren has a seemingly "crude" lightsaber. This is due to a lot of things, but it seems to hold up pretty well, even against a lightsaber made by a Jedi (almost) Master. But throughout the movies, ...
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Is there any detail about ambulances in Star Wars?

As of September 2019, We've seen fire engines: Click image to enlarge. And also police cars: Click image to enlarge. I am currently struggling to find an image (or a detailed source on ...
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Why did it have strange shields? [duplicate]

The Lightsaber dual with Darth Maul was probably one of the best I have seen in all of the movies. What I do not understand is before they end up inside of the room there are these weird shield doors,...
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How did Vader track down and pursue Tantive IV? [duplicate]

I re-watched the end scene of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and learned that Tantive IV was successful in jumping to hyperspace. How was then Vader able to track down ...
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Were there any contemporary sources (prior to RotJ) that confirmed that Darth Vader was telling the truth to Luke?

It struck me that the average movie viewer (upon hearing the famous "No, I am your father" line) might have disbelieved it and it's not until Return of the Jedi, three years later, that we see Yoda ...
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How wide is the beam of the death star's main weapon?

At the point of impact on the surface of a planet (or capital ship in the case of death star 2) how wide is the laser(?) beam of the death stars' main weapons? From what I can see on-screen, there is ...
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What is a Darth? [duplicate]

Throughout Star Wars various Sith have referred to themselves as 'Darth', Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Revan, etc. I learned from this question that a Darth was seen as greater than a Sith Lord in ...
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Difference between Darth and Lord

In all of the Star Wars media, Sith are referred to as "Sith Lords", but each one of them is usually interchangeably called either a Lord or a Darth. For example, this are some lines from the script ...
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Does the re-release of Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy affect the canon status of the games?

The news recently came out the Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are being re-released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. These games used to be canon (afaik) but no longer are since they ...
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Chronological order of Star Wars Literature [closed]

I have always found the Star Wars Universe intriguing and except for a few "picture books" and some of the kids' books I haven't actually read any of the books. Today, I was trying to determine the ...
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Were the lightsabers used by younglings different from the regular lightsabers used by Jedi or Sith? [duplicate]

On the comment to this question, a guy said that those weren't TRUE lightsabers. They were training-level sabers. These lightsabers look real (with saber length adjustment) to me which can do real ...
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How was Kylo Ren able to push his opponent to the ground with his lightsaber?

From everything I've seen about lightsabers, they slice pretty handily through most materials (especially human limbs), but for some reason, in The Rise of Skywalker trailer, he bears his opponent to ...
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Has anyone ever used the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? [duplicate]

Are there any canon sources of a person using the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? There's a question of whether a lightsaber even needs an activation button because ...
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Has Rey's new lightsaber been seen before in canon or legends?

The new Rise of Skywalker trailer has Rey (or someone who looks an awful lot like her) wielding a new double lightsaber, but now with action deploy mechanism! (someone in marketing has to be giddy). ...
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Can pure-blooded Sith breed with Cathars?

I have an idea bouncing around in my head but I wish to find out if the bloodline combination is even possible. the child would be the offspring of a Cathar Jedi and a pureblood Sith who is a Sith ...
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Why was this droid's “death” permanent?

In the Solo movie, underwent what appeared to be an extremely uncomfortable, painful, almost "human" form of death. Why was it not possible to simply re-connect power to the droid's circuits and "...
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What kind of rank is Supreme Leader?

In the sequel trilogy of Star Wars, I have heard Supreme Leader word enough. Supreme Leader Snoke seemed at the top of command, but I encountered Assaj Ventress being referred to as Supreme Leader ...
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What was Palpatine's original plan with the Naboo invasion?

Palpatine, in his secret persona of Darth Sidious, goaded the Trade Federation to invade Naboo, and then force Queen Amidala to legitimize the occupation. This is ostensibly to protest taxation of ...
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What words are the singers singing in 'Hope'?

At the start of Hope (by Michael Giacchino), taken from the Rogue One soundtrack, there are singers singing. What are they singing? Are there any available lyrics?
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Is there an in-universe explanation given to the senior Imperial Navy Officers as to why Darth Vader serves Emperor Palpatine?

Answers can be from Canon or Legends. TL;DR: How do the senior Imperial Navy Officers with experience in the Clone Wars account for why a powerful force-using 'baddie' like Vader not only does not ...
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Did anybody find out it was Anakin who blew up the command center?

In Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, in the climactic battle, Anakin Skywalker gets inside the command center for droids and destroys it from the inside. After escaping, one other pilot says: ...